Boko Haram kills 68 in Nigeria’s Njaba

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Njaba: During an attack on the Nigerian town of Njaba, the Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, showing their ability to mount large scale attacks despite a growing multinational military effort to check their advance.

According to reports, the militants started shooting into houses in the north eastern town in the early hours of Tuesday. According to eye witnesses the militants killed indiscriminately and burnt down the houses.

In recent weeks Boko Haram has pulled out of numerous towns in Nigeria in the face of ground and air attacks by a multinational force comprising troops from Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Benin.

 On Wednesday, Chad’s President Idriss Deby called on Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, to surrender, and claimed he knew his whereabouts.